StarTech Four-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Card with SATA/SP4 Power

StarTech Four-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Card with SATA/SP4 Power
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StarTech PCIUSB3S4 Overview

Add 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a computer through a PCI slot. The PCIUSB3S4 4-Port PCI to USB 3.0 Card enables legacy PCI slots to support the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard, which is capable of data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps. Using USB 3.0 devices with this card will increase data transfer rates with up to 1.3 Gbps of available bandwidth (PCI bus limit) - more than doubling performance compared to a USB 2.0 connection.
This versatile USB 3.0 adapter includes an optional SATA power connector which allows each USB port to deliver up to 900mA of power to connected USB 3.0 devices - suitable for even the most power hungry devices.
A perfect solution for older PCI-based systems or computers with only PCI expansion slots remaining, the card allows those systems to stay relevant and up-to-date with the latest USB technology. The card is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.x devices, so it will not only work with any future USB 3.0 devices, but will also support older devices.
The PCIUSB3S4 4-Port PCI USB 3.0 Card is backed by lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

  • Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
  • Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
  • UPC: 065030849517

    StarTech PCIUSB3S4 Specs

    Ports4 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
    Expansion Slot CompatibilityPCI x16
    CertificationsRoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions5.2 x 2.6" / 13.2 x 6.6 cm
    Weight2.5 oz / 70.9 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 5.6 x 1.3"

    StarTech PCIUSB3S4 Reviews

    Does not work with VISTA!

    By ANS1953
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2021-12-21

    I bought this card two weeks ago to use with a P4 TITAN motherboard which has only PCI cards available and Windows VISTA operating system. Here is my experience: 1. The CD that came with the card does not run automatically to install the drivers 2. I had to go intuitively through various folders in the CD to manage finally to install “some” driver. 3. The card did not work with the VISTA giving an error 10 (the device cannot start) 4. I searched the StarTech site to see that there was another driver from Renessas, as well a Hardware Upgrade zip file. 5. I downloaded both and I had to run the hardware upgrade from the DOS environment and I installed the new driver. Bottom line, still the card DOES NOT WORK WITH VISTA.

    Good card but minor glitch.

    By Rob2020
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-04-28

    I ordered this card (from Amazon), to upgrade an older computer to USB 3.0 devices. I run Windows XP SP3 that only have USB 2.0 ports (6). The driver soft wear disk had the ASMUSB Host_V116220WHQL Driver. It wouldn't install. I went to site, and found the driver Renesas_UPD720201_2 USB 3.0 Controller Card. That driver installed and the ports are working like they should. Just passing on this tip to anyone else who orders this card and has the same problem.

    Exactly as advertised

    By OriginalFlavor
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2020-01-24

    Worked perfectly in a Gigabyte F2A68HM-H motherboard running Windows 10 64. I needed a USB 3.x card that fit a PCI slot. The motherboard has a PCIe slot but the dual slot graphics card blocked its use. Wish: Wish the board had an internal USB connector to connect an internal USB connector in my case.

    Useful for older computers

    By Robert
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2019-11-19

    I installed one of these on an old computer that only had PCI (not PCIexpress) slots. It was a pain to get the drivers to load. The manual and included CD were less than useless; they were distracting. Once I downloaded and installed the correct (Renesas) driver from StarTech, the board came online. I've had pretty good luck with it, but of course, it won't give transfer speeds that a PCIexpress board would.

    Does work!

    By Beauty and Love
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2017-10-20

    This hardware works perfectly but I should have known that having those ports vertically instead of horizontally, would be a pain. Due to the space on the slot, you may not be able or to force the male USB into it which you need to be careful. Besides that, it works perfectly with the SATA Power at 3.0 speed

    I was never able to get the drivers to load.

    By Anonymous
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2016-09-27

    Despite multiple atempts, I was never able to get the drivers for this, or a similar USB 2 StarTech card to load on the windows 7 system I have. The manufacturers website and support is very poor.

    Failed to connect - Home Server 2011 , Win 7 &10

    By gkervill
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2021-06-06

    Bought this to update my NAS using the remaining PCI slot in my i7 Sandy Bridge, the first unit failed and was replaced - the replacement unit was visible in Device Manager but would not connect to a mouse or to memory; it also reported a MS Windows 20.019041.662 driver dated 11/16/2020 even after loading the latest Renesas setup . I shall try plan B to use an older PC that has a spare and accessible PCIe slot. It's disappointing because I've had great performance from other StarTech Products Tech support was excellent

    No Linux drivers and does not work in Ubuntu

    By ScanTest
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2021-03-12

    The driver disc which came in the box only has Windows drivers on it. When I booted up Ubuntu 16.04 with this card installed, Ubuntu does not find the card, nor is it able to automatically install drivers. On the other hand, PCI Express USB 3.0 cards based on the same Renesas NEC D720201 chipset work automatically. The issue is probably related to the onboard PCIe-to-PCI bridge chip on this card. Startech should provide a driver or other instructions to get this item working with Linux. This card worked fine on my Windows XP installation on the same computer, but I need it to work in both operating systems. I tried both the SATA and mini molex connector for power, but it still didn't function in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system. This item is way expensive for not supporting Linux. Ubuntu has become rather popular in the last 10 years and it would be nice for more expansion card manufacturers to get on board with more than just Windows support. As a side note, it would be better if the USB ports were rotated 90 degrees. It is a little tricky to plug the USB cable in with the chassis slot being as narrow as it is.

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    Is this compatible with OS X Sierra (v 10.12)?
    Asked by: Scott
    I would guess not. Not only is it unlikely ant 10.12 compatable hardware has standard PCI ports, the manufacturer has a poor record with drivers. I was not able to get this device to work on any of my supposidly compatable computers.
    Answered by: Matthew R.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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